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Cartier Tonneau PT950 Platinum 2435B Large Size Manual Wind Watch 1990
By Cartier
Located in Central & Western District, HK
Brand: Cartier Model: Tonneau 2435B Year: 1990’s Serial number: 01xxAF Reference: C03124 This model
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1990s French Wrist Watches

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Platinum

Cartier Pasha Watch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier Pasha watch finely crafted in 18k yellow gold and round brilliant cut diamonds, Cartier
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1990s French Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Cartier Pasha Watch
Cartier Pasha Watch
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1990 Cartier Tortue 18K Rose Gold Tonneau Ladies Watch W/ Original Box
By Cartier
Located in Miami, FL
Pre-owned Cartier Tortue ladies wrist-watch in 18kt rose gold. Chic and slim 8.6mm thick case with
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1990s Swiss Contemporary Wrist Watches

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18k Gold, Rose Gold

Cartier Cartier 21 Must de Cartier 9011 Gold Plated Steel Leather 31mm Watch
By Cartier
Located in Toronto, CA
Brand: Cartier Model: Cartier 21 Must de Cartier Reference Number: 9011 Country Of Manufacture
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1990s Swiss Wrist Watches

Cartier Santos Octagone Wristwatch ref 187903. 18K Yellow Gold, Year 1990...
By Cartier
Located in Canterbury, England
Our Attractive Cartier Santos Octagone reference 187903 features the small size case with quartz
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1990s Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Cartier Watch. Must de Cartier Vendome Round Argent Vermeil 24mm Dial.
By Cartier
Located in Port Charlotte, FL
Genuine Cartier watch. Vintage Must de Cartier 24mm Vendome Gold and White Roman Dial. Sapphire
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1990s Modern Wrist Watches

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Sapphire, Sterling Silver, Vermeil

Genuine Cartier Watch. Must de Cartier Vendome Round Argent Vermeil White Face
By Cartier
Located in Port Charlotte, FL
Genuine Cartier watch. Vintage Must de Cartier Vendome Cream White dial. Sapphire Cabochon Crown
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1990s Modern Wrist Watches

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Sapphire, Vermeil, Sterling Silver

Genuine Cartier Watch. Must de Cartier Colisee Round Argent Vermeil 1902 Gold
By Cartier
Located in Port Charlotte, FL
Genuine Cartier watch. Vintage Must de Cartier Colisee 1902 RARE Gold Face Condition: Comes with
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1990s Modern Wrist Watches

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Sapphire, Sterling Silver, Vermeil

Genuine Cartier Watch. Must de Cartier Vendome Round Argent Vermeil Trinity Face
By Cartier
Located in Port Charlotte, FL
Genuine Cartier watch. Vintage Must de Cartier Vendome Trinity Tricolor Face. White, Gold and
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1990s Modern Wrist Watches

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Sapphire, Vermeil, Sterling Silver

Cartier Watch. Must de Cartier Vendome Round Argent Vermeil Blue Night sky Dial.
By Cartier
Located in Port Charlotte, FL
Genuine Cartier watch. Vintage Must de Cartier Vendome Blue Night Sky Mystery Dial. Sapphire
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1990s Modern Wrist Watches

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Sapphire, Vermeil, Sterling Silver

Cartier Trinity 18K Tri Color Trinity Round Dial 27mm 1990's Diamond Watch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
exquisite collection of pre-owned watches for sale. This watch exudes glamour and sophistication, making it
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20th Century French Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Gold

Cartier Must De Cartier 21 Mid Size Steel and Gold accent Quartz Wrist watch
By Cartier
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1990 Cartier, Must De Cartier 21 Mid Size Wrist watch, 31 M.M Stainless Steel 2 piece case
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1990s French Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Cartier Cougar Ladies Steel Wrist Watch
By Cartier
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1990s Cartier Classic Ladies Cougar Wrist watch, 26 MM Stainless Steel case, quartz Movement
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1990s Wrist Watches

Cartier Paris Classic Yellow Gold Ladies Mechanical Tank Wrist Watch
By Cartier
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1990 Cartier Paris Ladies Classic Tank Wrist Watch, 20 X 19 M.M 18K Yellow Gold 2 piece case
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1990s French Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Panther Yellow Gold and Diamond Ladies Wrist Watch
By Cartier
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1990s Cartier Panthere collection Ladies Wrist Watch, 24 M.M. 2 piece case with Diamond set
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1990s French Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Vendome Ladies Yellow Gold and Diamonds Mechanical Wrist Watch
By Cartier
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1990 Cartier Reference WN100207 Vendome Boutique Ladies Wrist watch, 26 X 25 M.M. 18k Yellow
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1990s French Wrist Watches

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Diamond, 18k Gold

Cartier Diamond Panther Cuff Bangle Watch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
, striking emerald eyes, an onyx nose and rectangular diamond filled dial watch. Signed Cartier Paris.
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1990s Swiss Wrist Watches

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Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold

Cartier Cougar Ladies Watch 18 Karat Yellow Gold 887921
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
A Cartier Cougar ladies watch in 18 karat yellow gold 887921, circa 1990. This elegant wrist watch
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1990s Swiss Modern Wrist Watches

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Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Cougar Ladies Watch 18 Karat Yellow Gold 887921
Cartier Cougar Ladies Watch 18 Karat Yellow Gold 887921
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D 0.2 in Dm 1.03 in L 0.79 in
Vintage Must de Cartier Vendome DIAMOND Watch. ARGENT Cartier 925 Vermeil Quartz
By Cartier
Located in Port Charlotte, FL
Style: Minimalist Genuine Cartier watch. Vintage Iconic Vendome Argent. Sterling Silver and Gold plated
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1990s Wrist Watches

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Vermeil

Cartier Santos Octogonale Steel and Gold Automatic Mid Size Wrist Watch
By Cartier
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1990 Cartier Santos Octogonale Reference 2966 Wrist Watch, 29 X 28 M.M Stainless Steel 3
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1990s French Wrist Watches

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Gold, 18k Gold, Steel

Cartier Tank Divan White Gold Diamond Ladies Dress Watch Ref. 2613
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
An elegant Cartier Tank Divan Dress Watch Ref. 2613 in 18k White gold with Diamond-set Dial and
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1990s Wrist Watches

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Diamond, White Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier Cougar Yellow Gold Large Quartz Wrist Watch
By Cartier
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1990 Cartier Cougar Wrist Watch, 34 M.M. 18K Yellow Gold 3 Piece Water Resistant case, Quartz
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1990s French Wrist Watches

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18k Gold

Cartier Tank Francaise 2300 Watch and Papers 1997
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
and is water-resistant to 30m. The watch is fitted to a signed Cartier stainless steel bracelet with
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1990s British Wrist Watches

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Steel

Ladies Vintage Cartier Gondole Watch with Diamond Bezel in Leather Strap
By Cartier
Located in Miami, FL
sleek vintage timepiece for the seasoned watch enthusiast and collector. Specifics: ✔ Brand: Cartier
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1990s French Wrist Watches

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Diamond, 18k Gold

Cartier Pasha Chrono Yellow Gold Watch 2111 1
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Mint condition Yellow Gold Movement: Automatic Case size: 38mm Year: 1998 Sapphire crystal Chronograph, Date indicator Double-fold clasp Weight: 166gr Comes with Box, no papers
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1990s Wrist Watches

Cartier Trinity Tri Color Gold Midsize Quartz Wrist Watch
By Cartier
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1990s Cartier 18K Yellow, White and Rose Gold Trinity Watch. 2 piece 30 MM water resistant
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1990s French Wrist Watches

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18k Gold

Cartier Chronoscaph W522981
By Cartier
Located in Surfside, FL
/ subseconds. 37 mm case size. With box. Ref 110. Circa 1990s. Fine Pre-owned Cartier Watch. Certified preowned
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1990s Wrist Watches

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Platinum

Cartier Panthere Ref. 187949 Mid Size Two Tone 18k Gold / Steel Watch (Y-235)
By Cartier
Located in Miami, FL
Brand: Cartier Model: Panthere de Cartier Model Number: 187949 Case Material: 18k Yellow Gold
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1990s Wrist Watches

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Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Steel, Stainless Steel

Cartier Must de Cartier Sterling Silver Calatrava Reference 1806 Quartz
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
PRE-OWNED 1990'S MUST DE CARTIER 27MM .925 STERLING SILVER CASE, LEATHER STRAP. WHITE DIAL WITH
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1990s Swiss Retro Wrist Watches

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Sterling Silver

Cartier Colisée Ladies Watch with Diamond Bezel in Yellow Gold
By Cartier
Located in Berlin, DE
Cartier Tortue Ladies Watch with Diamond Bezel Reference: WB 021 HG Material: Yellow gold Movement
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1990s French Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Santos Ronde Large Steel and 18k Gold Automatic Wrist Watch
By Cartier
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1997 Cartier Santos Ronde Reference 1910, 34 M.M. Stainless Steel 3 Piece Water Resistant
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1990s French Wrist Watches

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18k Gold, Steel

Cartier Panthere Ladies Yellow Gold Diamond Onyx Extra Large Watch
By Cartier
Located in Miami, FL
Brilliance Jewels, Miami Questions? Call Us Anytime! 786,482,8100 Designer: Cartier Collection
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1990s Wrist Watches

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Diamond, Onyx, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Santos Ronde Chronograph Yellow Gold Ladies Watch Ref.: 1530
By Cartier
Located in Berlin, DE
Cartier Santos Ronde Chronograph in 18ct. yellow gold with a diamond bezel Reference: 1530 Material
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1990s French Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Tank Francaise Mid-Size SS Automatic Calendar Watch Iob Ref. 2302
By Cartier
Located in Richmond, CA
A Cartier Mid-size (32mm) Tank Francaise bracelet watch in stainless steel (Ref.2302). The Swiss
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1990s Swiss Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Pre-Owned Louis Cartier Tank Watch Factory Diamonds Grain de Riz 18KY
By Cartier
Located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
Special Louis Cartier Watch with diamond encrusted factory diamonds on dial, case, crown, and
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20th Century Wrist Watches

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Tank Louis Ref. 2442 18K Gold
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Watch , Silvered grained dial with black Roman numerals. Sword shaped blued steel hands. Secret Cartier
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1990s Swiss Modern Wrist Watches

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18k Gold

Cartier Tank Louis Ref. 2442 18K Gold
Cartier Tank Louis Ref. 2442 18K Gold
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H 1.15 in W 0.87 in
Cartier Tank Vermeil blue Argent Ref:5057001
By Cartier
Located in Berlin, BE
Behold the exquisite Cartier Tank Vermeil, a paragon of timeless elegance. Crafted from sterling
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1990s French Aesthetic Movement Wrist Watches

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Vermeil, Silver

Cartier Panthere 19145 Two-tone stainless steel case with a two-tone Watch
By Cartier
Located in Rome, IT
Cartier Panthere 19145 Two-tone stainless steel case with a two-tone stainless steel bracelet
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1990s French Wrist Watches

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Stainless Steel, Steel

Cartier Tonneau W1528551 Women's Watch in 18 Karat Yellow Gold
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier Tonneau W1528551 Women's Watch in 18kt Yellow Gold SKU: 130620 PRIMARY DETAILS Brand
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Yellow Gold

Cartier Colisée 18k Gold also called Rivoli 81095
By Cartier
Located in Neuilly-sur-Seine, IDF
CARTIER Founded in 1847 For the discerning few Wear Cartier watch it's integrate the club of
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1990s Swiss Wrist Watches

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18k Gold

Cartier Colisée 18k Gold also called Rivoli 81095
Cartier Colisée 18k Gold also called Rivoli 81095
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H 1.26 in W 0.95 in Dm 0.95 in
Cartier Panthere L 3-Row 18k Gold
By Cartier
Located in Ramat Gan, IL
18k Gold Links. Watch Comes Full Links, As Well As Original Cartier Box & Papers. L Size Case. 31mm
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1990s Swiss Wrist Watches

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18k Gold, Stainless Steel

Cartier Tank Must GM Golden Black Precious
By Cartier
Located in PARIS, FR
Cartier Must model Tank watch in vermeil (gold-plated 925/1000 silver), black background
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1990s French Wrist Watches

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Silver, Stainless Steel, Gold Plate

Cartier Ref 1320 Ladies Panthere de Cartier 22mm Stainless Steel
By Cartier
Located in San Diego, CA
Style Number: 1320 Model: Panthere de Cartier Case Material: Stainless Steel Band
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1990s Wrist Watches

Cartier Baignoire Mini 18K White Gold Factory Diamond Bezel & Bracelet
By Cartier
Located in North Miami Beach, FL
) Scope of Delivery: Original Box, No Original Papers Gender: Women's Watch Vintage Cartier Baignoire
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1990s Swiss Wrist Watches

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier Panthere Lapis Lazuli Dial and 57 diamonds Full 18k Gold 883955 + Box
By Cartier
Located in Neuilly-sur-Seine, IDF
CARTIER Founded in 1847 For the discerning ones Wear Cartier watch it's integrate the club of
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1990s Swiss Wrist Watches

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Diamond, 18k Gold

Cartier Santos Octagon Automatic L 18k Gold
By Cartier
Located in Ramat Gan, IL
In Mint Condition. Swiss Made, Cartier Santos In Stainless Steel & 18k Yellow Gold. Solid Gold
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1990s Swiss Wrist Watches

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Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Steel, Stainless Steel

Cartier Santos 18k Yellow Gold And Stainless "Spider" Burgundy Dial Ref 0902
By Cartier
Located in Houston, TX
showing some scratches on bezel. This is one of a kind watch and with the return of the Cartier watches
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1990s Wrist Watches

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Yellow Gold, Stainless Steel

Cartier Colisée 18k Gold also called Rivoli 8057911 with 43 Diamonds Factory Set
By Cartier
Located in Neuilly-sur-Seine, IDF
CARTIER Founded in 1847 For the discerning few Wear Cartier watch it's integrate the club of
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1990s Swiss Wrist Watches

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Diamond, 18k Gold

Cartier Ladies White Gold Diamond Baignoire Mini Bracelet Quartz Wristwatch
By Cartier
Located in Bay Harbor Islands, FL
Cartier ladies watch with diamonds set on the bezel and bracelet. Size 6 wrist with deployment
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1990s Swiss Wrist Watches

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Diamond, 18k Gold

Cartier Obus Carree 1990s Black Enamel Case & Breguet Hands 24mm Pre-Owned
By Cartier
Located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
Pre-Owned 1990s Cartier Obus Carree, watch in 18K yellow gold with an enamel ring and white dial
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1990s Wrist Watches

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Enamel

Cartier 6692 Ladies Panthere One Row 18K Yellow Gold Stainless Steel Box Paper
By Cartier
Located in San Diego, CA
Includes: -Cartier Box & Paper - Open Paper -Certified Appraisal -1 Year Warranty
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1990s Wrist Watches

Cartier Tank Americaine Yellow Gold Automatic 1725
By Cartier
Located in Saint Petersburg, FL
A beautiful Cartier Tank Americaine in yellow 18k gold, automatic. Blued hands, circular crown set
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1990s Swiss Art Deco Wrist Watches

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Yellow Gold

Cartier Tank Americaine Yellow Gold Automatic 1725
Cartier Tank Americaine Yellow Gold Automatic 1725
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H 1.64 in W 0.89 in Dm 0.36 in
Cartier Santos Galbée lady bicolor wristwatch in yellow gold plated & steel
By Cartier
Located in Paris, IDF
Superb​ ​Watch​ ​Woman​ ​Cartier​ ​Santos​ ​Galbée​ ​bicolor Movement:​ ​Automatic Case:​ ​Gold
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Wrist Watches

Cartier Diabolo Pave Diamond Yellow Gold Quartz Wristwatch 1450
By Cartier
Located in Holland, PA
great, fully functional, absolutely mint, like new condition. Rare Style 1450 Includes Cartier Watch Box
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1990s Swiss Wrist Watches

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Diamond, Yellow Gold

Cartier Pasha Automatic in Yellow Gold with Diamonds
By Cartier
Located in Zurich, Zollstrasse
cut Diamonds. Diameter of the watch case: 3.5 cm. Original leather strap Cartier. Authenticity and
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1990s Swiss Contemporary Wrist Watches

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White Diamond, Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Octagon Two-Tone 18K YG & Stainless Steel Auto. w/service paper, 1980s
By Cartier
Located in Central & Western District, HK
Brand: Cartier Model: Santos Octagon 2966 Year: 1980 - 1990’s Serial Number: 2966xxxxx Reference
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Vintage 1980s French Wrist Watches

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Steel, Stainless Steel

Cartier Santos Galbee 18k Gold and Steel
Located in Atlanta, GA
: 58.1 grams Movement: Automatic Watch Maker: Cartier Movement Maker: Cartier Condition: Excellent
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1990s Unknown Wrist Watches

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18k Gold, Steel

Cartier Tank Française W51007Q4
Located in Berlin, BE
For sale is a beautiful, well-preserved Cartier Tank Française W51007Q4, complete with box, papers
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1990s French Aesthetic Movement Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Hermes 1990s Kelly Watch
By Hermès
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Indulge in the epitome of luxury with the Hermes 1990s Kelly Watch—a timepiece that transcends the
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1990s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Gold Plate

Vacheron Constantin 18K Yellow Gold watch
By Vacheron Constantin
Located in New York, NY
A true jewel of a watch, this Vacheron Constantin ref. 661407. The elegantly tonneau-shaped and
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1990s Unknown Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

Vacheron Constantin 18K Yellow Gold watch
Vacheron Constantin 18K Yellow Gold watch
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H 0.2 in W 1.26 in
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Cartier Watch 1990 For Sale on 1stDibs

You are likely to find exactly the cartier watch 1990 you’re looking for on 1stDibs, as there is a broad range for sale. Each design created in this style — which was crafted with great care and often made from Gold, 18k Gold and Yellow Gold — can elevate any look. You can easily find a 1282 antique edition and 2 modern creations to choose from as well. If you’re looking for a cartier watch 1990 from a specific time period, our collection is diverse and broad-ranging, and you’ll find at least one that dates back to the 20th Century while another version may have been produced as recently as the 21st Century. For this particular piece, 1.5 Carat and 2 Carat are consistently popular carat weights. A cartier watch 1990 can make for a versatile accessory, but a selection from our variety of 79 Diamond versions can add an especially stylish touch. Today, if you’re looking for a round cut version of this piece and are unable to find the perfect match, our selection also includes brilliant cut and briolette cut alternatives. Finding a cartier watch 1990 for sale for women should be easy, but there are 287 pieces available to browse for unisex as well as men, too.

How Much is a Cartier Watch 1990?

Prices for a cartier watch 1990 can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $450 and can go as high as $550,000, while this accessory, on average, fetches $4,240.

Cartier for sale on 1stDibs

For its extraordinary range of bracelets, watches, rings and other adornments, French luxury house Cartier is undeniably one of the most well known and internationally revered jewelers in the world among clients both existing and aspirational.

Perhaps 1847 was not the ideal time to open a new watchmaking and jewelry business, as the French Revolution was not kind to the aristocracy who could afford such luxuries. Nevertheless, it was the year Louis-François Cartier (1819–1904) — who was born into poverty — founded his eponymous empire, assuming control of the workshop of watchmaker Adolphe Picard, under whom he had previously been employed as an assistant. Of course, in the beginning, it was a relatively modest affair, but by the late 1850s, Cartier had its first royal client, Princess Mathilde Bonaparte, niece of Napoleon Bonaparte, who commissioned the jeweler to design brooches, earrings and other accessories.

Under the leadership of Louis-François’s son, Alfred, who took over in 1874, business boomed. Royalty around the world wore Cartier pieces, including Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, the Maharaja of Patiala and King Edward VII, who had 27 tiaras made by the jewelry house for his coronation in 1902 and issued Cartier a royal warrant in 1904. (Today, the British royal family still dons Cartier pieces; Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, regularly sports a Ballon Bleu de Cartier watch.)

Cartier’s golden years, however, began when Alfred introduced his three sons, Louis, Pierre and Jacques, to the business. The brothers expanded Cartier globally: Louis reigned in Paris, Pierre in New York and Jacques in London, ensuring their brand’s consistency at their branches across the world. The trio also brought in such talents as Charles Jacqueau and Jeanne Toussaint.

One of Cartier’s earliest major successes was the Santos de Cartier watch — one of the world's first modern wristwatches for men. (Previously, a large number of people were using only pocket watches.) Louis designed the timepiece in 1904 for his friend, popular Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont, who wanted to be able to check the time more easily while flying.

Cartier’s other famous timepieces include the Tank watch, which was inspired by the linear form of military tanks during World War I, and the so-called mystery clocks. Invented by watchmaker and magician Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin and later crafted exclusively for Cartier in the house’s workshop by watchmaker Maurice Couët, the mystery clocks were so named because the integration of glass dials on which the clocks’ hands would seemingly float as well as structures that are hidden away within the base give the illusion that they operate without machinery.

On the jewelry side of the business, Cartier’s internationally renowned offerings include the Tutti Frutti collection, which featured colorful carved gemstones inspired by Jacques’s trip to India and grew in popularity during the Art Deco years; the panthère motif, which has been incorporated into everything from brooches to rings; and the Love bracelet, a minimal, modernist locking bangle inspired by medieval chastity belts that transformed fine jewelry.

While the Cartier family sold the business following the death of Pierre in 1964, the brand continues to innovate today, renewing old hits and creating new masterpieces.

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Finding the Right wrist-watches for You

Antique, vintage and luxury wristwatches have captured the hearts and minds of all manner of watch collectors as well as the watchmakers themselves — it's time you found your own.

Certain vintage watches for men and iconic watch designs for women are sought after not only because of their graceful proportions or innovative materials but also because of the illustrious histories of the houses that created them, histories that they stylishly embody.

Bulgari’s legendary Serpenti watch was on everyone’s list after the collection’s bold bracelet, which technically debuted after the timepiece, graced the wrist of actress Elizabeth Taylor. If anything, elaborately crafted timepieces — the unmistakably boxy silhouette of Cartier Tank watches, the elegant and minimal Calatrava designed by legendary Swiss house Patek Philippe — are even more effective than the shape we associate with traditional wristwatches.

Form watches — the all-encompassing moniker bestowed upon non-round watches — are making headlines and completing contemporary fashionable ensembles the world over. At the same time, both casual fans and careful collectors are drawn to the unbeatable charm of vintage styles, such as the icons designed by Omega that even James Bond can’t resist.

In the early days of watchmaking, watches were fragile enough that they necessitated protection from the elements. Now, wristwatches made of gold and steel can withstand the harshest climates — even 100 meters underwater, in the case of Rolex’s Submariner. Designer Gérald Genta, whose range of clients included Rolex, created for Audemars Piguet the first luxury sports timepiece to be made from stainless steel. First introduced in 1972, the Royal Oak was a perfect choice for blending the form and function that are now synonymous with sports watches.

Are you shopping for a wristwatch? It’s good to keep your needs as well as your specific personal style in mind: A smaller, subtle timepiece is a good fit for small wrists. When will you be wearing your new accessory? There’s a versatile model out there for everyday wear, while a rugged, feature-heavy watch is a safe bet if you’re prone to embarking on all-weather activities in the great outdoors.

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Questions About Cartier
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 1, 2024
    Yes, some Cartier watches are automatic but the legendary French luxury house also creates collections that include watches with quartz movements. Cartier’s iconic Tank collection, which includes the Tank Française, the Tank Louis Cartier and other models, features both quartz and automatic options for all kinds of collectors. Each of the watches in the Panthère collection, however, carries a quartz movement.

    While quartz watches are powered by a pre-installed battery and a high-frequency quartz crystal, automatic watches rely on a spring system and are self-winding. An automatic watch does not have a battery and is recharged on the wrist owing to the wearer’s movements during the day.

    It was Louis Cartier, grandson of Cartier founder Louis-François Cartier, who was responsible for bringing watchmaking to the venerable maison when he presented Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont with a wristwatch in 1904. 

    Although the pocket watch was the de rigueur men’s accessory of the day, Santos-Dumont found his own pocket watch hard to consult while keeping his plane aloft. Louis fashioned a timepiece with a flat, square case on a leather strap that could be referred to easily at a glance. Named in honor of Louis’s friend, the Santos was eventually produced for sale in 1911. 

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  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, Cartier watches are considered luxury watches. Cartier is a noted jeweler, taking that attention to detail and access to high-quality metals and jewels to their watches—they spare no expense and are highly desirable. On 1stDibs, find a collection of authentic Cartier watches from some of the world’s top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Cartier pieces may be cheaper in Paris than they are in the U.S., but that's because of the exchange rate. Cartier doesn't price the pieces depending on the country.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    A Cartier engagement ring can cost between $3,000 and $800,000. The price depends on the diamond's carat weight and quality.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    The price of Cartier bracelets varies based on age, condition, and rarity. The least expensive versions of the Cartier Love bracelet, for example, can still cost around $4,000. On 1stDibs, there is a variety of Cartier bracelets for sale.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    As one of the top luxury jewelry houses in the world, Cartier uses some of the finest quality materials. The company uses 18k gold in their jewelry and real diamonds.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Cartier rose gold doesn't tarnish but over many years of wearing, rose gold generally is said to become darker. Rose gold allegedly becomes slightly yellower in tone, toward a traditional gold.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Today, the Cartier symbol, or logo, is the luxury house's name written in a clean serif font that mimics cursive handwriting. Typically, the logo is either black on white or white on a black background. Its refined and understated appearance references the high standards that have long been associated with this celebrated brand.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Cartier is famous for producing jewelry and watches out of rare and luxury-grade materials and creating innovative designs, often packed with symbolism. Some of the jeweler's most famous pieces include the modern Love and Trinity bracelets and its custom-made antique and vintage jewelry like the Crocodile and Patiala necklaces. Find a range of Cartier jewelry and watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2024
    There are a few reasons why Cartier is so popular. For one thing, the French luxury house is known for its very long history of unparalleled prestige and quality craftsmanship. Cartier has been producing extraordinary jewelry, watches and accessories since 1847. While jewelry lovers have long been enthusiastic about Cartier’s elegant and streamlined designs for bracelets, rings, necklaces and other pieces, the brand is also known for innovation. It pioneered the use of platinum in fine jewelry, and its artisans were so mindful of trends in fashion that the house became the official jewelry supplier to King Edward VII. Later, Cartier’s Art Deco-era pieces would help define the movement with which they are associated. One of the brand’s earliest major successes was the Santos de Cartier watch, one of the world's first modern wristwatches for men. Today’s influencers continue to help popularize the brand, increasing the demand for certain pieces like Cartier buffalo horn sunglasses and the Cartier Love bracelet, an icon of modernist jewelry. Find a wide range of Cartier watches, jewelry and eyewear on 1stDibs.